Guerrieri Rizzardi Amarone 3 Cru
Voted Best Amarone Classico at the Decanter World Wine Awards.
“Generous and magnificent. A truly excellent Amarone from a top producer.”
Guerrieri Rizzardi is an historic Italian estate, established in 1914 but with vineyard holdings dating back to the 15th & 17th centuries, inherited from the Counts Guerrieri and Rizzardi respectively. To this day the estates are family-owned and run, currently by the brothers Giuseppe and Agostino Rizzardi, who have been operatively running the company since the late 1990s.
They have presided over a quality-based evolution from an already strong base and this focus has been rewarded by multiple awards every year since 2001, culminating in the acclaimed prize in 2014 of Gambero Rosso “Red Wine of The Year” for their flagship Amarone Calcarole. Innovations continue and the focus on the unique terroir of the single vineyard Crus has certainly paid dividends. This ‘3 Cru’ blend shows this work to perfection.
“Decadently rich and opulent, this is stunning Amarone with incredible weight and presence. Deeply aromatic, with ripe, dark berried fruit alongside sweet spice. The palate is rich and velvety, plump with an abundance of plum and raisin and sweet cherry compote, all supported by finely integrated oak. Sublimely structured yet maintaining freshness leading to a spectacularly long finish. Simply outstanding!”
We recommend you decant one hour before serving.